Attributed to Dr. Peter Cressy, Distilled Spirits Council President and CEO
“The Distilled Spirits Council announced today its support of the Stop Act, a federal bill that provides for programs and activities aimed at preventing underage drinking.  The spirits industry is vehemently opposed to underage drinking and has worked aggressively to combat this serious and complex problem for decades.
“While progress has been made, any amount of underage drinking is too much.  We appreciate the bipartisan effort in the House of Representatives led by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and Congressman Tom Osborne to include all interested parties in crafting this important legislation.  By working together and focusing on effective, comprehensive solutions, we can continue to make progress.
“We are pleased to join with The Century Council, the Beer Institute, Wine Institute, the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America and the National Beer Wholesalers Association in this step in the fight against underage drinking.”